FOF fashion designer, Helen Barr, is giving away a luxe, calfskin hobo. To enter, answer this question in the comments below: Do you match your bags to your shoes?
Thank you for entering. This contest is now closed.
FOF Helen Barr had "former lives" as an artist, fashion exec and magazine editor. Then, in the late 90s, she decided she wanted to get into the booming business of bags. "I took a deep breath, rented an office, and began designing and manufacturing private label bags for Spiegel and Bloomingdales until I had a bit of money in the business," says Helen. After three years designing private label, Helen launched Barr + Barr
in 2000. Her bags were an instant hit, with her first designs selling to Neiman Marcus and Saks. "I grew it bag by bag," she says.
Now, just a decade since it launched, Barr + Barr
has received accolades from InStyle, Town & Country
and Harper's Bazaar
editors and has been picked up by the Home Shopping Network (where the bags have been known to sell out in minutes). They've been toted around Tinseltown by Kim Cattrall, Sharon Stone and Debra Messing, and have made appearances on prime time shows including Sex and the City
and Will and Grace
. One of Helen's bags was even worn by first lady, Laura Bush.
"I keep the letter from her hanging on my showroom wall," says Helen.
More details about the bag you could win:
Enter to win a luxe leather bag designed by FOF Helen Barr. Comment below and answer: Do you match your bags to your shoes?
Plus! FOF Exclusive Discount:
- Value - $289
- Genuine calfskin leather
- Inside zip, cell phone and multifunction pockets
- Top zipper closure
- Two outside pockets
- Handle with 8 3/4" drop
- Removable, adjustable crossbody strap
- Signature removable key fob
- Dust bag
- Signature love letter lining
- 12 1/2" (L) x 13" (H) x 6 1/4" (W)
Receive 15% off any bag from Barr & Barr when you "like" them on Facebook
. (Mention on their wall that you came from FabOverFifty and they'll send you a discount code valid until June 2, 2011.)
(See all our past winners. See official rules. One winners is chosen at random from all those commenters who answer the question. Contest closes May 26, 2011.)